Despite medical advances and increasing awareness of strokes, this tragic and all-too common medical condition is frequently misunderstood. Almost a quarter of those who suffer from strokes are under the age of 65
, and between 10% and 15% of those who suffer from stroke are 45 or younger
. Strokes among those under the age of 49 could also be on the rise, according to some studies.
No matter how old we are, recovering from a stroke depends on education and quick thinking. I had a massive ischemic stroke myself fourteen years ago that left me in a state of profound devastation.